About Us

Founded by plant people for plant people, The Catbird Seat is a garden center where exceptional plants, horticultural expertise, and a friendly, knowledgeable staff come together in a distinctive environment that fosters community, inspires creativity, and nurtures the gardener in all of us.


The Catbird Seat Garden Center was founded in 1994 in Madison, AL. Locally owned and operated for the past 18 years by Cory Brown, it is a down-to-earth, hometown business based on old-fashion customer service.

Starting as a field hand as a teenager, Cory then worked his way through college at Auburn University earning a degree in Ornamental Horticulture with Honors. After college he spent his time traveling the country visiting gardens and garden centers to expand his knowledge, while also saving up to open his own place. The Catbird Seat was opened April 16, 1994.

When you visit The Catbird Seat Garden Center, the first thing you notice is the wonderful burst of color coming from our wide variety of plants. We work hard to seek out the best suppliers with the healthiest and most beautiful plants obtainable.

If you are a serious gardener, an eager novice, a nature lover, a plant aficionado, or a garden and gift buyer, we’re the right place for you!

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